|Hep B Sur AB test results
Feb 21, 2005
I'm confused I received my test results back from the blood taken and My results showed HEP B SUR AB for immunity to viral infection of the liver positive. What does this mean?
Response from Dr. McGovern
It could mean one of two things: 1. If you only had hepatitis B surface antibody and the rest of your hepatitis panel (ie. core antibody) is negative, then you probably have had hepatitis B immunization in the past. 2. If you have hepatitis B surface antibody and your core antibody IgG is positive, then you have had past exposure to the virus, but have cleared the infection.
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